So, do you have any weekend projects planned? As promised I thought I'd pass on a couple ideas using the "Hippity-Hop" Friends pattern. (p.s. I added a "grab-it" button to my sidebar in case you were looking)
Don't know what your sweet little one should wear for Easter? ... a simple T-shirt, your favortie fabric, "wunder-under" (Vliesofix), stitch-stitch, and add a bow and you're done! (P.S. just is case you went that way, this is NO hint of any little ones to come... I have FOUR nieces, you know)
Wouldn't this fabric also make a sweet matching skirt? From Tula Pink's Hushabye collection.
It seems as if I've been stuck on "Easter Deco" projects, but this time with a little different application. I really love to combine different mediums and why not combine sewing with jewelry making for a "Hippity-Hop" Friends window hanger... could there be anything better than to combine two things you love?!?
Flat Head Pliers
Jewelry stringing wire
Selection of matching beads
Double-sided interfacing (Vliesofix)
Thread and embellishments (ribbons, etc.)
Cut the length of your stringing wire as desired. I would suggest to cut a little extra and trim later as needed... better to end up too long than too short. Make a loop at the top for the hanger. String a crimp bead and using your flat head pliers, crimp the bead flat so the loop is held in place.
String a bead on the jewelry wire and then followed by a crimp bead. Crimp the bead and your bead will stay in place.
Continue stringing desired beads in place and crimp after each one.
Using the same technique from the "Easter Deco" tutorial, cut out desired shape (here I used the easter egg and the small "Hippity Hop" friend). Sandwich the wire in between your shape and iron in place *NOTE: be very careful when you iron that you do not get too close to your wire. Many jewelry wires have a coating on them and could melt if exposed to high heat.
Add a crimp bead after your fabric shape, just like after the beads, and crimp in place.
Continue beading and fabric shapes until you have reached your desired length. Find a lonely window, door, wall or wherever that needs a little decoration and hang.
There you have it... So easy, so fun. Happy weekend creating!